Sigourney Weaver Joins ‘The Defenders’ as Villain

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It was revealed this past weekend at New York Comic Con that Sigourney Weaver will be playing the villain in The Defenders!NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13:  Actress Sigourney Weaver attends the American Ballet Theatre opening night Spring Gala at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Sigourney Weaver hit the stage of New York Comic Con today to huge applause to be revealed as playing the villain on the upcoming The Defenders on Netflix. The Oscar nominee was joined by the actual Defenders themselves Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist at the end of the Main Stage panel for the latter March 17, 2017 debuting series.

No details of Weaver’s character nor a premiere date for The Defenders was announced but the NYC-based series is about to start filming in the next few weeks now that Iron First‘s first season wrapped this morning. Weaver’s appearance came at the end of the Iron Fist panel at NYCC that also saw some Punisher news dropped too with Daredevil alum Deborah Ann Woll joining vigilante Frank Castle in the spinoff.

Source: Deadline